Monday, 9 January 2017

Star Wars Armada Rebel Freighters - JohnSe (12 points)



The space battle in the recent Rogue One flick has inflamed my enthusiasm for Star Wars Armada, and reminded me that I have some tiny spaceships that still need to be painted up. I love Fantasy Flight's game pitting Evil Imperial Space Triangles against the noble Fish People Pickles, but the vessels come already painted save for the miniscule starfighters. Still getting the colors and markings on such tiny subjects is a different sort of challenge which is pretty fun.



Han Solo's Millenium Falcon will be recognizable to even casual fans of the Star Wars movies, but the other bugger in the picture is the off-brand knockoff Outrider, created for a story set between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi"

Just as obscure are the freighters and patrol craft from the animated "Rebels" series. They may not look like much, but the hexagonal ships are able to manipulate the various objective points (sensor buoys, targeting beacons, etc.) within the game while the disc-like vessels are fearsome interceptor bombers.



These were quick paints, and being flying garbage scows they hide mistakes easily. I'm sure these are worth only a pittance in points, but  I was happy to get them painted up in preparation for our upcoming Corellian Campaign Armada battles.


MilesR: You just made it in under the wire John, but these are some mighty fine Star Wars Armada paint ups.  I think there about the same size as a 6mm vehicle so thats will net you a total of 12 points for your six ships.  We need to get together for a game seeing how you live in the great state of Maryland!

And with this final entry from a galaxy far, far away Momentous Monday has drawn to a conclusion, let the other days of the week tremble as they gaze upon the Magnificence of Monday.  

20 comments:

  1. Great work bring such tiny ships to life!

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  2. Love these guys, John! I really like the pale yellow colour you've used as a base for some of the panels. Subtle but very effective.


    This is such an amazing coincidence as we were just playing Armada this past weekend, due to me being psyched by the recent movie and getting the guys prepped for the Corellian Campaign, AND I was thinking, 'I should really paint the Falcon...' Crazy. (BTW, Han in the game is BRUTALLY AWESOME).

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    1. Han really is great. It's always tough to work him into a list because of his high cost, but he's never let me down!

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  3. Those look really cool. Nice work John.

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  4. Tiny Star Wars spaceships? You're a maniac!

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  5. Great upgrade paint jobs

    Ian

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  6. great job, the board will look much better with these little fellas painted up.

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  7. Great work John, the Falcon looks suitably dirty! I've also been painting up Armada squadrons. I really do have to get the Rebel Fighters 2 Expansion - even if just for Ghost. Will you also be painting up the Z-95s and E-Wings?
    Ben

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    1. Z-95s and E-wings are primed and ready to go. I like polishing off some tiny ships in between larger projects :)

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  8. Evil Imperial Space Triangles against the noble Fish People Pickles--- that was hilarious! great work.

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  9. Nice ships. I can never decide if games like Armada are an extension/evolution of air or naval gaming but they always look interesting. I like the detailing on your ships.

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  10. incredible painting on such small figures, you've really captured the feel of them in my opinion.

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